I’ve been using Fotomagico Pro since 2008 and one feature I would find extremely useful – and use often – is being able to perfectly and QUICKLY align a specific part of a “Start” photo with a specific part of the previous “Finish” photo in a slideshow.
To use an example, let’s say a “Finish” screen fades to a zoom-in of a person’s eye. The “Start” screen of the next photo in the slideshow seamlessly transitions into what seems to be the same eye, but as it builds to it’s own “Finish” during a zoom-out, the viewer sees it is a different person, or, the same person but much older or younger.
There are countless ways this method can be used, but it is most effective when an exact part of two different pictures is perfectly aligned. Unfortunately, I have yet to “quickly” get it perfect in Fotomagico. I have to go back, play thru the transition and estimate roughly how much and in what direction to move the “Start” photo. Then, play thru the transition again, adjust again, play thru…and so on.
What I envision is being able to place target cross-hairs anywhere on a “Finish” photo which would then automatically place cross-hairs in that same x and y position in the next “Start” window in the slideshow. Moving the “Start” photo to get the desired part under the cross hairs, then resizing as needed, would be quick with no time wasted doing numerous replays and adjustments.
The nudge feature suggested by dcortesi on August 12 to use the arrow keys to make small position adjustments would be absolutely the perfect tool for doing any fine alignment, if needed.